Thursday January 12, 2006
US date format: 1/12/2006, UK date format: 12/1/2006
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 12, 2006). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Laffy Taffy by D4L.
In UK That's My Goal by Shayne Ward was in the top 5 hits.
Little Miss Sunshine, directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while Forever Odd by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Alborada.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chameleon: To Dye For! Chamelon Kameleon or Barrow Hill.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 2006?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- The foreign ministers of Britain, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a "dead end." They recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council, where the nation may face sanctions. (ABC)
- A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims. A similar crush claimed 244 pilgrims' lives at the same spot in 2004. (BBC)
- Mehmet Ali Ağca, who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981, is released from jail. (BBC)
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 2006?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Shayne Ward - That's My Goal
- Nizlopi - JCB Song
- Madonna - Hung Up
- Brian Kennedy & Peter Corry - George Best - A Tribute
- The Notorious BIG featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm - Nasty Girl
Top #5 R&B songs
Sport Games on January 12, 2006
Le ChampionnatFootball (France)
- Toulouse - Paris SG : 1 - 0
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What news were making the headlines those days in January 2006?
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $60.50
- Apple AAPL: opens at $84.97
- Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.25
- General Electric GE: opens at $35.45
- International Business Machines IBM: opens at $83.82
- 1 USD = 114.36 JPY
- 1 USD = 1.1624 CAD
- 1 USD = 1.2854 CHF
- 1 EUR = 137.62 JPY
- 1 EUR = 0.6836 GBP
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on January 12, 2006?
On January 12, 2006 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is January 12, 2006?
On January 12, 2006 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on January 12, 2006?
On January 12, 2006 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 12, 2006?
On January 12, 2006 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).
Who was the Pope on January 12, 2006?
On January 12, 2006 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.
What was the number one song in January 12, 2006?
The number one song in the week of January 12, 2006 was Laffy Taffy by D4L in US and That's My Goal by Shayne Ward in UK.
What were the top hits on January 12, 2006?
The top hits on January 12, 2006 were Laffy Taffy by D4L, Run It! by Chris Brown, Photograph by Nickelback in US and That's My Goal by Shayne Ward, JCB Song by Nizlopi, Hung Up by Madonna in UK.